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The Misanthrope   

St. James Theatre, (3/12/1975 - 5/31/1975)
First Preview: Mar 10, 1975 Total Previews: 2
Opening Date: Mar 12, 1975    
Closing Date: May 31, 1975 Total Performances: 94

Category: Play, Comedy, Revival, Broadway
Description: A comedy in five acts
Setting: Célimène's house in Paris, 1966.


Production Staff
Theatre Owned / Operated by Jujamcyn Theaters (Samuel H. Schwartz)
Produced by David Merrick and The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Originally produced by The Royal National Theatre (Peter Hall, Director)
Written by Molière; Book adapted by Tony Harrison; Music arranged by Marc Wilkinson
Directed by John Dexter
Scenic Design by Tanya Moiseiwitsch; Lighting Design by Andy Phillips; Lighting Supervisor: Jennifer Tipton; Costume Design by Tanya Moiseiwitsch
General Manager: Helen L. Nickerson; Company Manager: Gino Giglio
Production Supervisor: Lucia Victor; Production Stage Manager: Alan Hall; Stage Manager: Claudia Wilkens
General Press Representative: Solters & Roskin, Inc.; Advertising: The Blaine Thompson Agency; Photographer: Carl Samrock; Production Assistant: Sandra Mandel; Press Representative: Bud Westman
Cast
Alec McCowen
Alceste
in love with Célimène
Diana Rigg
Célimène
Alceste's beloved
Robert Eddison
Philinte
Alceste's friend
Gawn Grainger
Oronte
in love with Célimène
Gillian Barge
Arsinoe
a friend of Célimène
Nicholas Clay
Acaste
Marquess
Peter Needham
Dubois
Alceste's valet
Louie Ramsay
Eliante
Célimène's cousin
Albert Roffrano
Clitandre
Marquess
Daniel Thorndike
Basque
Célimène's servant
Stephen Williams
An Official of the Academie Française
Understudies: Alfred Karl (Alceste), Tom McLaughlin (An Official of the Academie Française, Dubois, Oronte), Carole Monferdini (Célimène), John Straub (Basque, Philinte), Josef Warik (Acaste), Patrick Watkins (Clitandre) and Claudia Wilkens (Arsinoe, Eliante)
Tony Award®
1975 Best Actress in a Play [nominee]
Diana Rigg
1975 Best Scenic Design [nominee]
Tanya Moiseiwitsch
1975 Best Costume Design [nominee]
Tanya Moiseiwitsch
Drama Desk Award
1975 Outstanding Actor in a Play [nominee]
Alec McCowen
1975 Outstanding Actress in a Play [nominee]
Diana Rigg